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Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 10:45 pm

Timely hitting and the pitching of Aaron Meyer lifted the Washington Post 218 Juniors past Pacific Post 320 Thursday at Pacific High School, 3-1.

Post 218 (16-2, 13-1) avenged a loss to Pacific earlier in the season.

“It was two good teams, probably the best two teams in the Ninth District, squaring off. A tight ballgame like that helps everyone in the long run,” said Post 218 Manager Phillip Kleekamp. “It’s a shame someone had to lose. Give them credit. They played hard. We came through in the clutch. There were a couple of things we could have done better to make our lives easier, but overall, our kids really came through.”

Post 320 (14-2, 10-1) suffered its first Ninth District loss of the season.

“It was a back-and-forth game. The momentum never stayed in one place,” said Post 320 Manager Cory Cowsert. “We’re still in really good shape. It’s our first league loss, but we have enough older guys who will help us bounce back.”

Aaron Meyer pitched all seven innings for Washington to earn the win. He allowed one run on three hits with three walks, one hit batter and six strikeouts.

“We got a great pitching performance from Aaron Meyer, which was the difference in the ballgame,” Kleekamp said. “He did a great job. He put the team on his back, but also got a little help from his teammates.

“With the wood bats, we preach to our pitchers to make them put the ball in play. There aren’t many kids in this league who are going to hit the ball out with a wood bat. We preach pitch to contact, and Aaron did that well.”

Drew Fonner got the start on the mound for Pacific in a no-decision. In four innings, he allowed one run on four hits with three walks and one strikeout.

“Drew told me from the get-go that he didn’t know how long he’d be able to pitch,” Cowsert said. “He’s not used to starting. He’s closed some games this year. But he wanted the ball and I’m not afraid to give someone a chance who’s up for the challenge. He threw the ball well.”

Noah Brocato tossed the final three frames and suffered the loss. He allowed two runs on three hits with two walks and two strikeouts.

“Brocato did a good job. He kept us in the game,” Cowsert said. “He had some bad breaks go against him.”

Seth Bollmann led Washington’s seven-hit attack with two hits.

Ross Seitter, Spencer Juergens and Kyle Summers each added one hit and one walk. Summers also had one RBI and one run.

Nick Thiel and Ryan Becszlko both had one hit and one run. Justin Baylard walked twice and had one RBI.

Ryan Vogelgesang, Alex Rice and Brocato each had one hit for Pacific. Vogelgesang also drew a walk. Brocato added one RBI.

Tyler Straatmann walked twice. Fonner also walked. Ryan Ray was hit by a pitch and scored a run.

“Their pitcher threw three pitches for strikes,” Cowsert said. “When you face kids like that, they’re hard to beat.”

Post 218 took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning on a single and a stolen base by Becszlko followed by a two-out RBI single by Summers.

Post 320 tied the game in the bottom of the fifth. Ray was hit by a pitch, moved to second base on a bunt by Rice and scored on a two-out RBI single by Brocato.

Washington took the lead for good with two runs in the top of the sixth.

Summers walked and stole second base. Thiel then bounced a double off the left-field fence. Not sure if the ball would be caught, Summers got a late start from second and could have easily been thrown out at the plate, but Pacific mishandled the relay, allowing Summers to score.

“It came down to a relay,” Cowsert said. “If we make that out at home plate, that’s a huge momentum change.”

Thiel later scored on a sacrifice fly by Baylard to make the score 3-1.

“Summers and Thiel quietly are doing a great job,” Kleekamp said. “Kyle is one of our leaders in batting average. He found a hole, sometimes that’s all it takes. Thiel put a good swing on the ball and came up with a big double. Baylard also had a big sac fly.”

Washington and Pacific could meet again in the Ninth District Tournament.

“If we see them again, we’ll do what we can to be ready for them. Our kids always look forward to playing them,” Cowsert said.

“It wouldn’t surprise me at all if we saw Pacific again toward the end of the season. We have to get there first,” Kleekamp said. “There’s always room for improvement. We’re playing well. We’ve had a couple of bumps along the way, but I think those have made us better.”

Washington and Pacific both travel to Blanchette Park to play St. Charles on Saturday. Post 218 plays St. Charles at noon followed by Post 320 against St. Charles at 3 p.m.

Pacific hosts O’Fallon Sunday at 1 p.m. Washington plays Central at C&H Park Sunday at 8 p.m.

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Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule

American Legion Baseball

Senior Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Daniel Boone 14, Pacific 3

*Washington 20, Sullivan 5

Wednesday, July 2

*Daniel Boone 8, Pacific 2

*Washington 11, St. Peters 1

Thursday, July 3

*Washington 11, St. Charles 0

Friday, July 4

*Pacific at St. Peters    1:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 5

*Washington 20, Pacific 1

Sunday, July 6

*Washington 11, Warrenton 2

Monday, July 7

Washington 9, Creve Coeur 7

Blue Springs Wood Bat Tournament

Wednesday, July 9

Washington 7, Gravette Lions 0

Thursday, July 10

Washington 4, Post 339 West (Bellevue, Neb.) 2

Friday, July 11

Washington 14, Geiger Redi-Mix (Leavenworth, Kan.) 0

Washington 4, Hawthorne Outlaws (Lee's Summit) 2

Saturday, July 12

Quarterfinals — Quincy (Ill.) 4, Washington 1

Junior Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Union 5, New Haven 0

*Union 7, New Haven 4

*St. Charles 12, Pacific 5

Thursday, July 3

*Union 13, Hannibal 2

*Union 10, Hannibal 3

*Elsberry at Pacific    7 p.m.

Saturday, July 5

*Daniel Boone at Pacific (DH)    10 a.m.

Union 6, Crocker 5

Union 13, Crocker 7

Freshman Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Washington 16, Pacific 1

Wednesday, July 2

*Washington 11, St. Peters 0

Ninth District Tournament Schedules

Junior Legion

Tuesday, July 8

At Union High School

G1 (1) Elsberry 3, (8) New Haven 0

At Ronsick Field

G4 (3) Washington 7, (6) Wentzville 1

G4 (2) Union 8, (7) Hannibal 1

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G2 (5) St. Peters 8, (4) St. Charles 6

Wednesday, July 9

At New Haven

G5 Wentzville 4, New Haven 0

G6 St. Charles 8, Hannibal 7 (9 innings)

At Ronsick Field

G7 St. Peters 5, Elsberry 2

G8 Washington 2, Union 1

Remainder at Ronsick Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 Union 7, Wentzville 1

G10 Elsberry 3, St. Charles 2

Friday, July 11

G11 Washington 12, St. Peters 11 (10 innings)

G12 Elsberry 6, Union 3

Saturday, July 12

G13 Elsberry def. St. Peters

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia next week.

 

Ninth District Tournament Schedules

Freshman Legion

Tuesday, July 8

At Elsberry Legion Field

G1 (1) St. Charles 7, (8) St. Peters 0

G2 (4) Elsberry-Winfield 4, (5) Wentzville 3

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G3 (3) Hannibal 3, (6) Warrenton 2

G4 (2) Washington 10, (7) West 1

Wednesday, July 9

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G5 St. Peters 17, Warrenton 6

G6 Wentzville 5, West 4

At Elsberry Legion Field

G7 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 2

G8 Washington 3, Hannibal 0

Remainder at Elsberry Legion Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 St. Peters 11, Hannibal 9

G10 Elsberry-Winfield 13, Wentzville 4

Friday, July 11

G12 Elsberry-Winfield def. St. Peters

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles def. Elsberry-Winfield

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 2, Washington 0

Swim Team Schedules

Washington Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Oaks Landing    Washington 192-100

6-16    Westglen    Washington 259-206

6-23    at Fox Creek    Washington 311-225

6-30    at Chadwick    Chadwick 264-258

7-7    Cherry Hills    Washington 291-140

7-11 at Division Meet, Westminster Christian

Pacific Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    Lake of the Woods    LOtW 176-130

6-16    at Union    Union 289-220

6-23    Bridle Creek    Pacific 371-124

6-30    at Arbor Oaks    Pacific 282-241

7-7    at Indian Hills    Cancelled, weather

7-12    Division Meet    8 a.m.

Union Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Arbor Oaks    Union 180-120

6-16    Pacific    Union 289-220

6-23    at Lake of the Woods    LoTW 312-201

6-30    Indian Hills    Union 322-275

7-7    Bridle Creek    6 p.m.

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    8 a.m.

Pacific Diving Team

Date    Opponent    Time

6-14    at MAC West    MAC West 40-30

6-21    at Lindgate    Lindgate

6-28    at Cool Dell    9 a.m.

7-13    at Championships    8 a.m.

Great Midwest Football League

July 5

Missouri Cyclones 22, Midwest Chargers 14

July 12

Missouri Cyclones at Missouri Valley Pitbulls, St. Charles High School, 5 p.m.

Ninth District Standings

July 1, 2014

District Games Only

Senior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

West    11    2

Daniel Boone 262    9    3

Washington 218    11    5

St. Charles 312    9    5

Elsberry 226    8    5

Wentzville 323    5    5

St. Peters 313    7    7

Pacific 320    3    10

Warrenton 122    0    10

Sullivan 18    1    12

2014 Final Standings

Junior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

Elsberry 226    20    2

Union 297    19    3

Washington 218    18    4

St. Charles 312    14    8

St. Peters 313    12    10

Wentzville 323    12    10

Hannibal 55    10    12

New Haven 366    9    13

Daniel Boone 262    5    14

Warrenton 122    3    16

Pacific 320    3    15

Sullivan 18    0    20

Freshman Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

St. Charles 312    20    0

Washington 218    17    3

Hannibal 55    16    4

Elsberry-Winfield 226    14    6

Wentzville 323    9    11

Warrenton 122    8    12

West    7    13

St. Peters 313    6    14

New Haven 366    5    15

Pacific 320    4    16

Elsberry 226    4    16

*Indicates League Games

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